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    SPC and SMC batteries

    What is everyone opinion on spc and smc batteries for the slash 4x4. I am looking for a new 2s and 3s battery. Any recommendations for battery tyles in spc and or smc?
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    By reputation, you can't go wrong with either SPC or SMC.
    That said, all my LiPos are SPC.
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    I agree with squeegie. Haven't had any problems out of my spc batteries.

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    What would you recommend for a 2s and 3s that will easily run the 4x4? I have the battery expansion tray so size doesn't really matter. I would like at least 5000 mah
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    Quote Originally Posted by invento123 View Post
    What would you recommend for a 2s and 3s that will easily run the 4x4? I have the battery expansion tray so size doesn't really matter. I would like at least 5000 mah
    That would be the minimum size I would get

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    For mr Slash 4x4, I have 3 of these:


    http://spcracingbatteries.com/index....id=90&limit=75
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    Quote Originally Posted by invento123 View Post
    What would you recommend for a 2s and 3s that will easily run the 4x4? I have the battery expansion tray so size doesn't really matter. I would like at least 5000 mah
    A good rule of thumb is to get a quality battery of at least 5,000 mAh and 40C. SMC & SPC are both great, but like Squeegie, I run only SPC and have no complaints.

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    SPC and SMC appear to have very similar cells.

    I have always loved my SPCs out of all the lipos I own the most.

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    SPC and SMC batteries

    For the slash 4x4 I would get a higher c rating at least 40c I just got a SPC 2s 5200 mah 70c battery and absolutely love it! Will never buy anything other then SPC
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    I have a SMC 3s/5000mah/50c pack that works very well. With that said I wouldn't hesitate to buy a SPC pack either.
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    I have been a loyal SPC user for years and will use nothing else. Great batteries.
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    I run them both. And both make great packs! I basically see who has the best deal at the time on the pack that I need and that's what I use.
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    I have a SMC 3s/5000mah/50c pack
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    I have SPC's in every thing I run. I like them because they work good, good price, and offer traxxas connectors on just about everything they sell.

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    What motor/ESC combo are you running? From what I hear 3S is a little much for the stock system. I had the MM2 ESC and CC 2400kv on 3S and loved it.
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    Last year I did a little testing on some lipos. Nothing scientific, just what the average person can expect from three different lipos. I still want to thank Squeegie for the use of his lipo. You cannot go wrong with either lipo! They have excellent performance and longevity. Find the one you like and go for it
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Sob View Post
    Last year I did a little testing on some lipos. Nothing scientific, just what the average person can expect from three different lipos. I still want to thank Squeegie for the use of his lipo. You cannot go wrong with either lipo! They have excellent performance and longevity. Find the one you like and go for it
    That reminds me... you still have my LiPo.
    It been over 11 months (April1) since I sent it to you.
    When can I expect it back? Is it still in good condition?
    When I sent it to you it was brand new...
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    It is in perfect condition! I have tried to send it back to you. You can have it anytime you want it. I appreciate your generosity
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    el sob, you can send it to me if you want, squeegie, you can send me a battery if you want also

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    You tried? Was it returned by the carrier? I never refused a shipment.
    If you are done with it, please send it back.
    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    You tried? Was it returned by the carrier? I never refused a shipment.
    If you are done with it, please send it back.
    Thank you.
    Please PM me your address and I will send it back to you no later than next week. I am thankful for you letting me use the lipo.
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    PM sent.

    My wife gave me those batteries for Christmas and has been asking me about that third one for a while...
    Now I can give her good news!

    Hope all is well with you and have a great weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegie View Post
    For mr Slash 4x4, I have 3 of these:


    http://spcracingbatteries.com/index....id=90&limit=75
    I've got two of them, I run them in my truck, and a pair in my Spartan. It's amazing the difference between this and the Reaction 3s 30C 5000 mah I bought before I found the forum. I'm running a 2700kv and MMP. It's just brutal. If I'm driving around and bashing the usual, I have to have the torque control in the 6.2 range to prevent wheeling at 45+ on pavement. I broke one of connectors on the 2s 40c 5000 mah that my son runs in his Slash 4x4 VXL. I politely asked them to send me a connector when I bought the 3s batteries. I didn't specify, but they put a Traxxas connector in the package. The service has me sold.
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    Just ordered my 2nd SPC battery today another 5000mah 2s 50c/ Next 3s for giggles

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    Customer service from Tom and Janice are top notch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by augerin2 View Post
    Just ordered my 2nd SPC battery today another 5000mah 2s 50c/ Next 3s for giggles
    I let my brother run mine in his spartan the other weekend, and while his Venom that was 33 days old crapped out on him, Venom did step up and replace it. The 3s 6500 mah is sold out he's been checking almost daily since he tried them out.
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    I used to use Tom and SPC way back when GP 3300's were the Kat Daddy (haha). They have always had top notch service. Ahhh, those GP3300s still hold a special place in my heart!
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    How long do lipos hold a charge..I just got two of the spc lipos in the mail..was gonna charge em before I run em tomorrow

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    Any LiPo will be fine sitting charged overnight. SPC has specific and comprehensive battery instructions.
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